this santa rosa terminal busy today under the watchful eye of the tower. down by at least one controller, maybe two. the one who answered said he was too busy to talk about it. >> who knows, today was the first day of sequester that's probably why we were late. >> reporter: this flight from seattle delayed a half an hour. a mechanical, not staffing related delays. but passengers don't need these fliers to warn them about furloughs, many have heard and don't like them. >> because that's not going to do the economy any good. we all need to make a living. we make a living, we spend money, we buy goods, we sell goods it just keeps it going. >> every business can buckle up a little bit. >> cuts make sense, some say. but not if they ground an expanding business grounding. >> it's going to be more taxes for the state. i think that's pretty critical.